Icelandic residing, Japanese named Oyama have got their international roots covered upon reading the opening blurb to any article referencing the five-piece as we have done here - but their sound is much closer to home, steeped in traditional shoegaze influences - say a reverb drenched hello to Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine et al.

The Reykjavík outfit toured around Europe earlier this year and we caught them live as initially photographed here - but our photographer Jake Churchill spent an evening in their company and caught some cracking behind the scenes shots before their London show at Koko.






















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